Versatile young coloratura soprano is the recipient of many prestigious Honors and Awards. With an extensive repertoire of more than 50 roles, Elena Fink was honored to be nominated in 2010 as “Opera Singer of the Year” in the state of NRW, Germany for her interpretation of the title role in W. Rihm's new opera Proserpina.
Elena Fink has appeared in many diverse roles across Europe at major venues including the Semper Opera Dresden, Tonhalle Zuerich, Gaertnerplatz Munich, Alte Oper Frankfurt, Staatsoper Hamburg, Komische Oper Berlin and the opera houses in Bonn, Wuppertal, Leipzig, Halle, Coburg, Dessau, and in Brussels, Antwerp, Zurich and Luzern, amongst other venues. The Queen of the Night was one of her most notable roles, which she has sung to great acclaim at many leading opera houses such as the Semper Opera Dresden, Komische Oper Berlin, Staatsoper Hamburg, Opera Halle, The Mozart Festival of Schwetzingen to name only a few. When she performed her debut at the Semper Opera Dresden as Queen of the Night the press hailed her performance quoting the enthusiastic applause from the audience.
After switching to a dramatic coloratura soprano in 2011 Elena Fink performed the role of Elettra in „Idomeneo“ and thus opened up a new path of roles to add to her repertoire. She continued that way with Rosalinde/„Fledermaus“ and Alcina/Händel at the Luzern Theatre in 2014. As Konstanze (Abduction/W.A.Mozart) she gave her debut at Theater Rostock in October 2015 and will sing that role there until 2017. In 2016 she also performed her debut in the role of Najade in Ariadne/R.Strauss at the famous German Opera on the Rhine for several performances. The next role debuts will be Cunigonde (Candide/L.Bernstein) reinvited by Theater Rostock in summer 2016. In 2016/17 a recital tour across the United States is planned.
Solo concert engagements in 2012/2013 abroad took her to Koupio/Finnland, Istanbul/Turkey, and a return appearance at the AMUZ in Antwerp/Belgium. Her 2014/2015 season was highlighted by her debut at the Henry le Boeuf Hall in Brussels and at the renowned Tonhalle Zürich. Due to her success, Ms. Fink was re-invited in the further season 2016/2017 to perform again at the Tonhalle Zürich and in February 2016 at the Alte Oper Frankfurt.
In addition to the classic opera and oratorio repertoire Elena Fink also performs in modern works such as Las Canciones/Daams, Macbeth/Sciarrino as well as Proserpina/W.Rihm, for which she was honored as Opera Singer of the year 2010. She is a sought-after concert singer who can be regularly heard at venues such as the Philharmonic Halls of Berlin, Cologne, Essen and Luxembourg, as well as the Alten Oper Frankfurt and the Festival Hall of Baden-Baden.
Further to her Live Radio Concerts and CD productions with the main german radio stations SWR and WDR she has recorded with labels such as Deutsche Welle & Universal under conductors such as P. Falk, C. Meister, Hans-E. Zimmer, H. Max, S. Goetzel.
From 2001-2014 she has been engaged at the Wuppertal Opera as a soloist in residence. In 2008 she embarked on an extensive concert tour in Japan in addition to a much-lauded appearance at the Bach Festival in Leipzig.
Honors & Awards
Elena Fink is a native of Germany. She has been awarded many honors and awards. In 1995 she won First Prize at the national competition "Jugend musiziert" and in 1995-1997 she was the recipient of a scholarship for very talented young musicians at the University of Music Karlsruhe. She additionally received a scholarship from the foundation Walter Kaminsky and from the state Baden-Württemberg. In 1996 she was bestowed with the Special Award from the Academy of European music and in the same year also obtained the Special Award from the "Deutsche Welle" which broadcasts their programs worldwide. In 1999 she received a scholarship from the Society Richard Wagner 2000 for Young Soloists and from radio WDR the 2004 Award of the Foundation Enno and Christa Springmann. In 2010 she was honored to be nominated the "Opera Singer of the year 2010“.